Sometimes the government helps, sometimes the government hurts

Acts Bible Background

07.22.2015 New Testament: Acts 23.10

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 23.1–11 on July 22, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

The Roman government crucified Christ, but the same government also rescued Paul when his fellow-Jews were ready to tear him apart,

Now when there arose a great dissension, the commander, fearing lest Paul might be pulled to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks (Acts 23.10). 

The Romans thought Paul was in the wrong, as you will find out later in the text, but whether they thought he was right or wrong, they saved him from the savagery of the Jewish Council. Yet, later the Romans would behead Paul. Governments are like people, because they are made up of people, and one moment they think one way, and tomorrow they think another way. Therefore, put your trust only in the Lord.

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